Posted by Andrea Lake on Friday, September 28, 2012,
I recently came across The Castle of Otranto, written in 1764 by Horace Walpole.
This book is a classic piece of gothic literature, featuring a lot of the main themes, ghost-like apparitions, maidens in distress, a cruel overlord, churches and cloisters, exotic locations, contracts, rites, hidden birthrights and last but not least, a potential curse visited upon the next generation.
I absolutely loved this literary treasure. In spite of the age of the book, it proved to be a very easy read and... Continue reading ...